A sustainable future

OEM is certain that sustainability is a key competitive tool and essential for continued economic growth and strong profitability. It is an ongoing process in which a healthy business culture and a responsible sustainability programme also leverage OEM's competitive advantage and position as an attractive employer.

In 2013, oem established a Code of Conduct that provides a Group-wide platform for its CSR-related activities. The Code of Conduct is based on the UN Global Compact's ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. These areas encompass the essential components of the responsibility that it is natural to take for all of the Group's companies. The objective is to create effective and responsible work with relevant activities, and that development in environmental, ethical and social issues takes place harmoniously.

Code Of Conduct

Human rights

1) OEM supports and respects international human rights within the company's sphere of influence.
2) OEM shall not be complicit in human rights abuses.

Working rights

3) OEM upholds freedom of association and recognises the right to collective bargaining.
4) OEM has a zero-tolerance policy towards any type of forced or compulsory labour.
5) OEM has a zero-tolerance policy towards any type of child labour.
6) OEM is against all discrimination with regard to recruitment and the performance of work.

The environment

7) OEM supports the precautionary approach with regard to environmental hazards.
8) OEM undertakes initiatives to promote greater environmental awareness.
9) OEM encourages the development of environmentally-friendly technologies.

Anti-corruption

10) OEM is committed to countering corruption in all forms, including extortion and bribery.


OEM's Code of Conduct is based on the ten principles set forth in the United Nation's Global Compact. The Code of Conduct includes policies relating to human rights, working rights, environmental matters and anti-corruption. These areas encompass the essential components of the responsibility that it is natural to take for all of the Group's companies.